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I've lost my Hyperspin :(

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Just booted up my PC with Hyperspin installed and for some reason the shortcuts no longer work. They are on my desktop but the icon images have changed for both HYperspin and HyperHQ. Even if I go into the Hyperspin directory Hyperspin.exe has disappeared! There is a shortcut in that folder but that doesn't work. Exactly the same the same thing has happened with HyperHQ as well!

 

Windows is giving the error that the .exe file had changed or moved. I don't undersdtand this..... I've done nothing with this PC since I last used it.

 

So... I decided to plug in my mirror backup drive that I made some time ago. And that is exactly the same!  My PC seems to be changing the contents of these folders for some reason.

 

I can't see anything else that is strange with other programs. All the emulators and roms are still there, it;s just Hyperspin and HyperHQ that have gone AWOL. I only noticed it it because the icons on the desktop for those programs had changed and now they no longer work. And my backup too! What's going on???

 

EDIT:  The main Hyperspin directory is labelled as being modified today on each drive! And I did not do anything. I didn't even open them till I saw the icons on desktop were not right.

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What Anti Virus software are you running?

 

It might have quarantined the HS program.

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I'm running latest Bullguard for AV. I've found this to be the best AV program I've ever used. Very unintrusive. I've checked all the quarantine logs etc. and there is nothing there except for an update to itself as I hadn't switched this PC on in months.

 

I seem to have fixed the issue by downloading the latest 1.3.3 and just tranferring the two .exe files across to the original directory on the F: drive.  That way none of my settings files and folders have changed. It's just very scary that something like this can happen. I've had this setup for five years now and nothing like this has ever happened. Not on this or any other PC I've ever owned. How can important program files just simply disappear?!

 

I must admit that this computer is never really connected to the internet but today it is as my main PC has broken down. Could it be anything to do with that? And if so why would just those two exe files be affected?

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Ahhhhh..... an update!  I took a closer look at the quarantine records for my Bullgaurd AV and it indeed HAS quarantined those .exe files!  I just didn't have the quarantine list sorted to have most recent at the top so I didn't see them. :wallbash:

Now why would it do that?!

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False positive - it scanned it under real time protection after it received an updated database and has erred on the side of caution as an unknown exe.

 

I am not familiar with that exact piece of software but you should be able to configure Bullguard under its settings to have the entire Hyperspin section (F:Hyperspin/) listed as an exception to being scanned by Bullguard.

 

If not, there is a good chance Bullguard will most likely pick up other unknown exe programs in the future in the HS directories and quarantine them automatically such as Taito Type X game exe's.

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Well since I restored the .exe files for both Hyperspin and HyperHQ everything seems to be fine. I've since done another scan and it's not throwing them out again.

However, there is one program it simply hates and will not allow to be put back at all. And that's Hyperbrite.exe.

I don't really know what it is or what it does, but every time I restore that one Bullguard instantly chucks it back out. 

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Hi Guys:

 

Avast and AVG both determine the latest version of Hyperspin.exe (1.4B15) is a virus. Even when exceptions are put into place the programs still insist Hyperspin is dangerous and quarantine it. Is this something we're going to need to deal with from now on or will there be some sort of fix soon?

 

Larry

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Setup your virus scan exceptions for hyperspin. If you use virus scan on your setup it is something you get to deal with. Not a problem with hs perse.

Good luck

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2 hours ago, eezetee said:

This just happened to me today.  Frustrating..

Yep. This is why its always advised to make exceptions for all your HS/RL files

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I think I found your files on my Hard Drive. Let me know your address so I can return them to you. I will need some money upfront for packaging and shipping costs. You're in the UK so it will be a bit expensive. 

Hyperspin.exe and HyperHQ.exe correct? Yeap, I'm pretty sure this is them right here.

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I'm looking to understand why this happens.

A couple of things I see

The way Hyperspin hooks the keyboard

The update server seems to modify existing DLL's

The call-homes are also interesting.
 

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3 minutes ago, eezetee said:

I'm looking to understand why this happens.

A couple of things I see

The way Hyperspin hooks the keyboard

The update server seems to modify existing DLL's

The call-homes are also interesting.
 

Did you download hyperspin from this site or did you buy a drive? 

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Just now, Styphelus said:

 

Did you download hyperspin from this site or did you buy a drive?

Downloaded and set it up myself, from scratch.

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